Friday, December 11, 2015

Merry Monday #183 - Candy Cane

Hello friends.  This week the challenge over at Merry Monday is to use a candy cane on your card.  I'm using a peppermint stick instead as my candy cane supply is extremely limited, and I just love this stamp from Walter & Winnie's Holiday Trimmings (Holiday SOA).  Take a look:


 
I used the "smooshing" technique with Salty Ocean distress ink for my background, and then added my cut out peppermint stick and one of the little birds from Penny Black's Winter Wonderland set (colored with R29, R39, & E31 Copics).  My sentiment is from Neat and Tangled Bright Baubles.  I decided to add some water spots at the last minute, and my Aqua Painter must not have been very clean, because the spots came out kind of green looking, but they're kinda growing on me!  I finished with a few sequins and some glitter on the birdie's Santa hat.


There's still a few days left to play along with this challenge, so if you haven't finished your Christmas cards yet, this is a great challenge to help you finish up!  You can check out all the info to play along and find some great inspiration from the DT (and players) all right HERE.

I'm also going to enter this card over at HLS December CAS Challenge, where they want you to use your favorite technique on your card...hands down "Smooshing" and watercoloring has been a big favorite of mine this past year!  You can find all the info you need to play along with this challenge right HERE.


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10 comments:

  1. Oh, so cute Marcia! These little birds with big hats are just adorable and I love his candy stick perch! So fun!!

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  2. So sweet Marcia! LOVE that little guy perched on the peppermint stick. :) And your background is AWESOME. I'm with you ... smooshing and watercolouring are my favourite techniques this year. Thanks for sharing at Happy Little Stampers. xx

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  3. Marcia, this is just too cute and sweet. Great smooshing and coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  4. Oh, Marcia, that is too cute adding the bird on the peppermint stick! LOVE what you did with this challenge and of course you know I love your water coloring!! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  5. Sweet and adorable bird sitting on a peppermint stick. Definitely festive, fun and Christmas-y.

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  6. So cute and such a great way to use that W&W stamp.

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  7. I love this sweet little Santa bird perched so cutely on the peppermint stick! Fantastic, Marsha! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday and Happy Little Stampers!

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  8. How adorable!! Love that bird perched on the candy! Just adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

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  9. Absolutely adorable, Marcia! Love your water colored background and that little cutie! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Happy Little Stampers.

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